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Deputy Ward Manager-EAU, Ward 6 & SDEC

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year PA pro rata
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Deputy Ward Manager Band 6. 37.5 hours per week, permanent, shift working

An exciting opportunity has become available to work as a Deputy Ward Manager, band 6 on a permanent basis. We are looking for an experienced, motivated individual to work as a Deputy Ward Manager on the lively EAU ,Ward 6 & SDEC at West Cumberland Hospital.

To assess, plan, deliver and evaluate nursing care, providing the prescribed nursing care without supervision. Contribute to the development and evaluation of nursing practice within the department and ward area. Provide nursing care in accordance with local policies, procedures and guidelines and comply with NMC code of professional conduct.

Main duties of the job

Deputy Ward Manager working on EAU, SDEC & Ward 6. Managing the smooth running of the unit, proving leadership, supervision and task delegation to all staff. Ensuring effective flow and co-ordination to ensure patient safety and smooth running of the unit. . To co-ordinate patient admissions and transfers to other wards/hospitals. Being able to undertake management tasks under the guidance of the ward manager, and being involved ward level governance.

To ensure the deputy ward manager acts up in the absence of the ward manager. Ensuring appraisals, supervision, attendance management, roster management, governance and much more are completed and monitored.

Managing the ward to ensure general running of the ward, participating in audits. Maintaining safe staffing levels. Escalating concerns to matron and managers where appropriate.

Liaising with all members of the multidisciplinary team to facilitate high quality patient care.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. There is an expectation for all staff to support this by familiarising yourself with the Trust's sustainability initiatives such as waste and recycling, going paperless, videoconferencing, sustainable transport and others.

We encourage you to think about what you can do as an individual and within your team to contribute in to embedding carbon reduction into the everyday running of our organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies?
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

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  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse (adult) with active registration.
  • AIMS or equivalent.
  • ILS
  • Teaching qualification or equivalent


  • ALS
  • Previous deputy ward manager experience

Knowledge and Experience


  • Continuing professional development, with portfolio.
  • NMC code of professional conduct.
  • Budgetary awareness.
  • Able to act as a clinical supervisor, mentor and preceptor as required.
  • Be able to deputise in the ward managers absence.


  • Relevant field of nursing.
  • Local PCPI agenda.
  • Current/previous experience team management experience.
  • Absence management training

Skills and Aptitudes


  • Ability to work as a team member, without close supervision.
  • Developed communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to act as a mentor to other members of the team.
  • Ability to demonstrate the compassionate values and behaviours needed for dignified care.
  • Professional leadership within area of practice.
  • Extended skills


  • Audit and research in practice
  • IOSH safety management

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


EAU, Ward 6 & SDEC, West Cumberland Hospital

Homewood Road


CA28 8JG

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